Dish signs fiber deals with Zayo, Uniti and others

Dish Network signed deals with four fiber companies to support its planned nationwide 5G network. This builds upon its major tower infrastructure deal with Crown Castle for up to 20,000 tower sites, and includes fiber backhaul services which Crown Castle signaled as an important factor in being a partner to Dish.

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